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Arrrgh! Where did I put all those little critters?
Sure, I jot them down. But with passwords for this, passwords for that and different passwords for those, that adds up to a lot of different jottings and many nooks and crannies in which they might -- or might not -- turn up.
Ah, here's one hiding under the smart card rebate I was supposed to send in last week.
What system don't you use?
'semi-secure' passwords: internet accounts, email, etc.: Stored in a password protected database in my PDA.
important passwords: online banking, CC info, etc.: Stored in a password-protected, encrypted password storage program on my PDA.
All of those are backed up regularly to my laptop HD to protect against sudden PDA crashes, but the data is inaccessible without the Palm.
I figure the only way anyone could know it, is if they read minds or they have hacked my bank account (highest level). At which point in time, its all over anyway.
As anyone who has learned a little hacking can tell you, the worst thing to do is use easily remembered passwords so you don't have to write them down. It's amazing how easy it is to guess your way into certain accounts and once you've found your way into one, Pandoras's box is open. Don't ask anymore!
Be smart. Use complex 8 digit passwords. If you really feel there's some you have to remember, make them really strange words and dare not use the same or even similar ones on multiple accounts.
I have a fluoro pink notebook I keep on my desk.. with a neon yellow duplicate in my handbag.
URLs userids and passwords all in a substitution code sort of like jose.. and then written in shorthand for good measure :)
I do wonder what would happen if I were ever hit by a bus though...
Maybe Foo was the place to post in the first place, or it was 3 am in the US when I posted!
Good information in this thread anyway ;).
I have a file that looks like an inocent text file with my car insurance details on it...but in hidden text between the bottom of the main text and the footer note there is hidden text with passwords I use :)
Not many people would think of looking there
I always use my name "Laurence" and my date of birth "060182" - mind you, a number of people always say I lie about my age
That's funny. Your missing £500 from your bank account ;).
I have 2 passwords that I use regularly, however, if I know I'm not going to use the site alot, I use something random and use the 'forgot your password' feature next time.